Email: Village History Leader
Date and time of meetings The date and time are chosen by the two team leaders for that month
Venue Meeting place is at the village for that month, all Information is done via email or during a village tour.
How it works We work in pairs, they research the village and then present their findings to the rest of the group during the tour of the village. The team will contact the rest of the group with a time and meeting place. We try and meet at a pub or café for coffee. The team then conduct the tour finishing at the pub for lunch. The café and pub are pre-booked by the team. Group members have to tell them they will be attending, whether they need a lift and if they wish to stay for lunch, so this can be organised.
Level of knowledge or skills required None, just a love of local history and able to do some research via computer, library and visiting the village.
Since we started David gave us a tour of the Streatfield family estate,
Jaqueline and Kath did a great tour of Chiddingly using the community shop/café for our meeting place and a talk by the church warden in the lovely church.
Vernon and Margaret did a tour of Isfield with us meeting in the pub for coffee, the Village church warden also did a talk in the church followed by lunch at the Laughing Fish pub.
Dot and Ann led a tour of Cuckfield including a talk in the beautifully decorated Holy Trinity Church. We also learnt about the old houses and prominent families through the ages finishing with a visit to the museum and lunch at the Wheatsheaf.
We will have a meeting in November at the Highland to plan for the following year where we will chose our next Village History’s to research for the year 2020
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